This photograph was taken during the opening ceremony of Tashi Lhunpo's new Assembly Hall in December 2015
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in Central Tibet besides being the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama.
After the Tibetan national uprising that took place in 1959, a handful of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery monks along with many thousands of Tibetans escaped into India. The Monastery was then subsequently re-established in Bylakuppe in Karnataka State, India. With the induction of new recruits over the years, the Monastery today has about 400 monks. Most of our major monasteries are thriving, but Tashi Lhunpo is still facing difficulties.
Through the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust's educational and cultural exchanges, including chanting and cham performances, the monks share our unique Tibetan culture and their special monastic tradition with people in Europe and other parts of the world. The Trust also supports the Monastery's work in India. Any assistance extended to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery will be much appreciated. As Patron of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust and because of my unique relationship with the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery I support the work of the Trust and wish it success in its attempt to help the Monastery here in India.
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
2016 SUMMER TOUR - NEW LONDON EVENT ADDED ON 5TH JULY AT ST JAMES'S CHURCH, PICCADILLY
Please come to see the monks during one of their performances or sand mandala exhibitions this summer. The tour runs from May to July, and details can be found here.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO THE NEW LIBRARY PROJECT.
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